Competitions

Book Review: Maternity Leavers

Maternity Leavers – Soozi Baggs Enter the Competition I quite often get asked about being a VA by new mums hoping to start up whilst off on maternity leave… if I am feeling nice I explain why it’s not a good idea, (otherwise I just laugh!).  But nevertheless the attraction of being a VA to…

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COMPETITION: ‘How to be a PA’ by Maria Fuller

Another cracking book landed on the SVA desk – one for the EAs amongst you! A practical “how to” guide with real life examples of office scenarios, top tips and the nitty gritty of practical skills needed to organise busy executives.  “I identified a huge gap in the market.  Many books are available which focus…

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Competition: Bullet Journaling pack!

So the latest buzzwords in organisation are: BULLET JOURNALLING. And we have some nifty stationery to give away to get you started.  Simply click here and add your details.  Closing date: 1 August 2016 – UK entries only.

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Pitman Entrepreneur of the Year

Pitman are searching for their Entrepreneur of the Year… And they may very well be amongst the ranks of our members… They are looking for a self-employed secretary who embodies the spirit of the industry – so it sounds right up our street! You can either nominate yourself, or someone you know: http://superachievers.pitman-training.com/

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Virtual Assistant Bloggers Wanted!

We need you! For 2016 Society of Virtual Assistants is looking to recruit 6 bloggers to help us keep the site content fresh and interesting. We’re looking for VAs who can write about their experiences, write reviews or do a series of blog posts.  Each post needs to be: between 400-1,000 words, on a subject…

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The IPSE Freelancer Awards

Are you one of the UK’s 4.5 million self-employed people? Would you like to win £5,000 to help your business reach its potential? How about also winning business support, technologies, media and presentation training? The ISPE Freelancer Awards is a national competition to find the UK’s most exciting, ambitious and enterprising self-employed people. Closing date…

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Book Competition: Work From Home – Judy Heminsley

If you are thinking of starting a business from home, there’s an element of risk… I vividly remember the first day in my new business trying to set up the broadband and reaching for the phone to call IT – only to realise I WAS the IT dept! A small dilemma – but Judy Hemlinsley…

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Lean In – book giveaway

If 2015 is your year for blossoming into a confident business woman, this book is a great first step.  Written by Sheryl Sandberg of Facebook fame, it examines why women aren’t succeeding in business when they are getting better marks than their male counterparts at school and university. For VAs, I think it also poses…

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Jingle Bells – I hear Santa’s sleigh…

As virtual assistants, we don’t get Christmas parties.  Or secret santas.  Or even holidays sometimes!!!! Anyway – to spread some festive cheer, I’m trying something a little off the wall this year.  Myself and my team of administrative elves will be trying to grant as many wishes as possible throughout December and January… with your…

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